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  • Government to 'retire' some WW1 debt
    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:07:52 GMT
    The UK Government has said that it will 'retire' 218m of the UK's 2bn First World War debt by refinancing bonds issued in 1917. It is the first payment of its kind for 67 years.
  • RBS reserves 400m for currency probe
    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:40:27 GMT
    Royal Bank of Scotland sets aside 400m to cover potential costs from an investigation into possible manipulation of the foreign exchange market.
  • BA owner upgrades profit forecast
    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:57:20 GMT
    The parent company of British Airways, IAG, upgrades its profit forecast after it reports a 30% rise in third quarter profits.
  • Nikkei leads Asia up after BOJ move
    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 06:53:22 GMT
    Japan led Asian shares higher after the Bank of Japan (BOJ) surprised markets by announcing more stimulus measures to boost the economy.

BBC News

  • US police killing suspect captured
    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:26:50 GMT
    A US man who has eluded police in the forests of Pennsylvania for seven weeks after the fatal shooting of a police officer has been found.
  • Cuts 'will undo' apprenticeship work
    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:25:18 GMT
    The main body providing apprenticeships in Wales is warning that budget cuts by the Welsh government will have a "massively de-stabilising effect" on such programmes.
  • Police boss in gross misconduct probe
    Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:15:31 GMT
    A police chief will face an internal charge of gross misconduct after an allegation of inappropriate behaviour towards women.
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